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Featured Blog Posts – June 2015 Archive (18)

Sharing knowledge and expertise: what we learned on #shareASM day

On 25 June, 2015, IIED invited stakeholders involved in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to share their work in this sector, using their own and IIED's online channels. 

Dozens of individuals and organisations responded, and their work and views were highlighted to tens of thousands of people across the world.


A summary of the day's #shareASM activities is available on…


Added by IIED on June 30, 2015 at 10:10 — No Comments

Dataset: Unlocking EITI Data for Meaningful Reform

While the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has successfully increased transparency in the extractive sector over the last ten years, data from its reports are often underutilized by global and in-country actors. If this challenge is overcome, EITI reports could inform much more to policymaking and public debate, and thereby contribute to better governance and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sector.

One major…


Added by Marie Lintzer on June 29, 2015 at 17:04 — No Comments

From Reporting to Reform: Eleven Opportunities for Increasing EITI Impacts

Under the EITI Standard, implementing countries are required to produce far more comprehensive reports than before; these go beyond revenue payments to include disclosures across the entire extractive industries decision chain. However, the objective of the Standard is not merely to generate more data, but rather that stakeholders will use the information to impact the governance of the sector. This…


Added by Max George-Wagner on June 29, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Civil Society representation on the MSG: A means to solidification or division

June 17th, 2003 witnessed the birth of the EITI initiative during a conference that included 140 representatives of countries, companies and civil society in Lancastar, London. For the first time, civil society was allowed to be core part of an initiative that can potentially reduce corruption, enhance transparency and allow it to hold its government accountable.[1]

May 23rd, 2013 the 6th EITI global conference is held and the new EITI…


Added by Diana Kaissy on June 29, 2015 at 16:10 — 3 Comments

THE EITI Process in Iraq: How do we move from transparency into accountability.

Four EITI reports issued, 2 million USD spent during the process, and Iraq still has a long distance to cover before it can say that it is truly benefiting from the EITI process, i.e  using transparency to promote accountability, reform, and subsequently changing oil revenues into sustainable development.

On the 8th of June, and under the patronage of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, MENA office and in collaboration with the international secretariat of the EITI,…


Added by Diana Kaissy on June 29, 2015 at 16:09 — No Comments

ASMAN Criticizes Ghana Gov't over increased charges


The Artisanal & Small Scale Mining Africa-Network (ASMAN), an advocacy non-governmental organization in the natural resources and environmental governance, recently issued a press release expression their displeasure over their government's increment of Fees and Charges on…


Added by seibik bugri on June 27, 2015 at 5:10 — No Comments

New Video Series – CSR Whiteboard

Close collaboration with customers provides Boréalis with a deep understanding of concepts and issues linked to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Over the past 10 years we’ve noticed that many of our clients face similar situations even if their realities are very different. That’s how we came up with the idea of producing short videos where we address CSR-related situations we’ve either noticed or experienced first-hand.

Our goal is to explain complex…


Added by Sarah Busque on June 26, 2015 at 17:29 — No Comments

TODAY: #shareASM to share and see some great resources on ASM

Throughout today Thursday, June 25, IIED is creating an online space for dialogue and sharing knowledge and information about the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is using its online networks to host the day…


Added by Abbi Buxton on June 25, 2015 at 19:20 — No Comments

EITI best where it is most needed?

Nigeria’s EITI is more than a glorified audit.

Press conference following the Inter-Ministerial Task Team meeting: the…


Added by EITI on June 23, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

The chance to get it right: Africa’s opportunity to truly benefit from mining investment

[Written for the Mining on Top: Africa - London Summit]

The picture of mining investment in Africa has changed a great deal since the end of the 2000s commodity boom. The downturn in global commodity prices means current and future projects across the continent will operate in a far different economic context than those before it. Politically, the continent has changed drastically as well since the…


Added by Jeff Geipel on June 21, 2015 at 4:02 — No Comments

7 reasons why trading companies disclosing payments to governments makes good business sense

The trillion dollar commodities trading industry is under increasing pressure from advocates and policy makers to adopt more responsible business practices. In this first of a series of blogs on social and political license risks for the commodities trading sector I analyse a central concern of policy makers and advocates: the disclosure of commodities trading companies’ payments to governments.


Supported by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (…


Added by RCS Global on June 18, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Gold mining: the search for common ground

Within any gold mining district you will find a wide range of people. 

At a glance, they may appear very different — they use different tools, work in different conditions, and operate within different confines of the law. If you trust the headlines, you might believe that their differences define them and that their story is one of conflict, pollution and exploitation. 

But read between the lines and you will find…


Added by IIED on June 18, 2015 at 16:22 — No Comments

Be detailed in your Investigations. --Anti-Corrupt Agencies advised, Dr Adam.

Participants at a two-day- workshop on “Fiscal Systems in the Petroleum Sector” for Anti- Corruption Agencies and other allied state agencies in the sector have agreed to share vital and critical information pertaining to criminal activities to enhance investigations into issues of underhand dealings, over and under invoicing and other malfeasance in Ghana’s extractive sector. This, they noted will lead to precision and pining down of criminals and…


Added by seibik bugri on June 16, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Eye on Malawi's EITI - Mining Review (May 2015)

This post first appeared on Mining in Malawi.

My column “Eye on Malawi's EITI: Malawi’s Multi-Stakeholder Group Meets for the First Time” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 25, May 2015.

The full edition is available for download …


Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 11, 2015 at 10:05 — No Comments

Mapping the SDGs for the Mining Sector

In September 2015, the 193 UN member states will agree on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. The SDGs represent the post-2015 global agenda for equitable, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable economic development, and cover all aspects of society – poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, water, energy, employment, infrastructure, inequality, cities, consumption habits, climate change, oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, peace,…


Added by Lisa Sachs on June 11, 2015 at 5:11 — No Comments

On the subnational resource curse

Since fall last year I have been working on my doctoral research about the management of natural resource revenues by subnational governments. I am particularly interested on the impact of a resource windfall on the quality of the public investment decisions. The tentative title of the research is a bit long but it gives a good idea of my topic: "Policymaking in the context of abundance: A comparative case study on the investment of non-renewable resource rents by Colombian local…


Added by Juan David Gutiérrez R. on June 3, 2015 at 17:32 — 5 Comments

Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.

Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of…


Added by Custers on June 2, 2015 at 13:11 — No Comments

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